“Pledge Today. Plant For The Future. ”
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Raingardens serves as water filters collecting polluted stormwater before it reaches our waters
Do you have areas in your yard where grass doesn’t want to grow? A native garden may be the solution.
Is your lakeshore eroding, unsightly or seem to be a goose magnet? Does your lake water turn green? Find out how stabilizing your shoreline can help.
The EPA Identifies RUNOFF as the #1 threat to the health of our lakes, streams, and rivers. Because storm sewers connect streets to waterways, it’s important we take care of these valuable resources. Take the pledge today and join thousands of others to plant 10,000 plantings by 2020!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named stormwater runoff as our nation’s biggest water quality threat. Stormwater runoff whisks pollutants from our streets to our waterways via storm drains.
If you want to do your part to protect water, the Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water program can help. We aim to make it easy for residents to plan, purchase and plant beautiful native plants in your own yard. These cost-effective plantings require little watering and minimal care after established, and work to filter and infiltrate water into the ground to minimize runoff. They also invite birds, butterflies, and other pollinators to your yard.
Are you planning a project? If so check out our Partner Map to find help with design, installation, equipment, or someone to help you save money on your project!